MONICA Hutchings comes from a long line of capable women.
She is known to some as the Tupperware lady, and to others as someone who is always ready to get the job done.
Monica is a breast cancer survivor who has not let anything slow her down.
She is still on hand to undertake work of all kinds on the family’s two properties and, over the years, has worn the titles of farmer, student, shopkeeper and mum. She has for a long time been known as Tenterfield’s most popular Tupperware lady.
Monica was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006 and, following, a lumpectomy, chemotherapy and radiation therapy, was declared cancer-free.
SOPHIE Cusack grew up in Wallangarra with the dream of topping Jennings Public School.
Now, at 22, her dreams are taking her further afield.
Sophie discovered a talent for golf while studying a degree in business, and also found she loved the challenges golf brought with it.
She has become a regular at Tenterfield’s well-known golf course and is now competing at state level.
She was part of a team who finished runners-up at the state finals of the threeball ladies classic last year.
While she is enjoying life on the farm, Sophie is planning to try for acceptance into a PGA school next year as the first step towards becoming a professional golfer.
KERRY Hampstead’s life is a whirl of community activities.
Her lengthy commitment to the community has included delivering Meals on Wheels, driving patients to specialist appointments for Home and Community Care (HACC), CWA and Driver Reviver.
Kerry also runs life skills classes and checks in on many of Wallangarra’s elderly and infirm residents to see how they are doing.
She is treasurer of the Citizens Auxiliary of the local RSL and secretary of the local Union Church.
Kerry has had her own share of challenges, with cancer making itself felt in the Hampstead family, but she continues to bring a smiling face to the many, many community activities she is involved in.
Kerry says she loves being involved in Wallangarra life, and has no intentions of slowing down.
PAT Braham has been a strong part of Tenterfield community life for more than 40 years alongside her husband, Roger.
Pat, who has seven adult children and 14 grandchildren, was one of the first Australia mums to give birth to quintuplets.
While she was kept busy with - at one stage - seven children under two, Pat has still had time to be heavily involved in the community, including a strong role in Tenterfield Pony Club.
Pat has a passion for horses, and all her children were heavily involved with the pony club.
Pat has also been recognised as one of the Oracles of the Bush “Legends”, a title that pays tribute to those who have contributed in a big way to Tenterfield.